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Offline Alan W. Smith

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Can I rename images with sequence number reset each day
« on: February 17, 2009, 08:36:19 PM »
Is it possible to setup Photo Mechanic so that when renaming images (either on ingest or later) the sequence number resets with each new day that comes across from {datesort}. For example, if I shoot across two days I currently get something like:

image-20090217-0001.jpg
image-20090217-0002.jpg
image-20090217-0003.jpg
image-20090217-0004.jpg
image-20090218-0005.jpg
image-20090218-0006.jpg
image-20090218-0007.jpg
image-20090218-0008.jpg

What I would like to have is:

image-20090217-0001.jpg
image-20090217-0002.jpg
image-20090217-0003.jpg
image-20090217-0004.jpg
image-20090218-0001.jpg
image-20090218-0002.jpg
image-20090218-0003.jpg
image-20090218-0004.jpg

With the reset occurring for each new day, of course.

It's not a big deal with smaller numbers, but if I shoot a lot the first day it tends to scare me when the first image I see for the next day is something like "image-20090218-1527.jpg". Make me think I lost 1526 images somewhere. I realize that I could do this by hand by selecting each date and resetting the sequence number that way, but I'd rather have it all happen in one go.

Thanks!

-A.W.

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Re: Can I rename images with sequence number reset each day
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 07:47:48 AM »
I've been trying to figure this out as well.

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Re: Can I rename images with sequence number reset each day
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 08:22:55 AM »
I've been trying to figure this out as well.

Photo Mechanic does not have such a feature.

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Re: Can I rename images with sequence number reset each day
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 01:20:39 AM »
Photo Mechanic does not have such a feature.

Wish it did!

I too sometimes rename pictures taken over a day or three and my system is to restart the frame number like Alan.

I wonder if it would be possible to script something to do this? It sounds easy  ;) Could a script which looks at the 'day' and if it finds it has changed resets the sequence number be  added into the 'rename' string? I know I can (and do) call code replacements in the rename dialog, but a script?